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Friday, July 14

JAZZBONES: Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15
G. DONNALSON'S: Paul Green Jazz/Blues Duo (jazz/blues) 7:30 p.m., NC
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LOUIE G'S: Backyard Festival. Outdoor Stage: Sin Circus, Katum, Violet Hallucinations, Jericho Hill, Stoic FB, Siren’s Rain, When it Rains, Toarn, Better Half Now, Medussas Maidens. Indoor Stage: Massacre at the Opera, Noctium, Heart Avail, Locomotive, Prelude to a Pistol, Pagan County Rebels, Silent Theory, Strawberry Rocket, The Sinbound. (rock) 1 p.m., $10-$25, AA
REAL ART TACOMA: Above Rattle Snakes, Tidelines, Voyagers, Norah (punk, rock, metal) 7 p.m., $10, AA
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Cinema On The Sound returns to Chambers Creek Regional Park

Grab a blanket and come out not once but twice this summer for free movie events at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. Bring the family and we'll supply the stars. First up on July 22 will be “Pete’s Dragon,” followed by “Moana” on Aug. 12.
Movies begin at dusk. Pre-movie entertainment from 7-8:30 p.m. includes Bricks 4 Kidz and Wiggle Works. Food truck vendors with reasonable prices will also be on site, plus popcorn will be served by the Curtis High ASB.
Cinema On The Sound is presented by Click Network and The Chambers Creek Foundation, in partnership with Bricks 4 Kidz, Wiggle Works, Hometown Dogs and… Read Full Story

Staged reading of Sartre script scheduled for July 2

New Muses Theatre Company is showing a one night only staged reading of Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” on July 2 at 7 p.m. This pay-what-you-can performance was adapted from the French by Paul Bowles and is directed by Katelyn Hoffman.
Sartre’s existentialist play is summarized as follows: Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture… Read Full Story

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Tahoma Audubon Society announces youth bird drawing contest winners
Marsha Williams Board Vice President, Tahoma Audubon Society

Beautiful backyard birds – the American Robin, the Spotted Towhee and the Red-breasted Nuthatch – were the artistic challenge for students in the 18th annual Youth Bird Drawing Contest of Tahoma Audubon Society (TAS).   This year 21 schools from across Pierce County submitted a total of 125…


Friday, June 2 AIRPORT TAVERN: Funk Jam Friday, 9 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart & Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Dedset, Enloe, Descent (rock) 8 p.m., $6-$10 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE…


Friday, May 19 G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (R&B,  dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (pop covers) 9 p.m., $10-$15; “Funktion Friday” with DJ Indica Jones (DJ) 11 p.m., $5 KEYS ON MAIN:…


Friday, May 5 AIRPORT TAVERN: Stay Grounded (reggae) 9 p.m., $7 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Afroman with Haiku, Bvmmer and DJ Indica Jones (hip-hop, pop, DJ) 9 p.m., $9-$15 KEYS ON MAIN:…

Lakewood Playhouse presents classic absurdist spoof
Dave R. Davison

Deep into its 78th season of main stage shows, Lakewood Playhouse has opened a production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The play takes two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet” and features them as anti-heroes…

Joffrey Ballet Scholarship Award

The Joffrey Ballet recently conducted a master class in University Place at Dance Theatre Northwest for area dancers. In addition, auditions were held for the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive programs. Two DTNW Jr. Dance Ensemble members, 13-year-old Emma Young and 15-year-old Oceana Thunder, were…


Friday, April 7 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart & Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Xperience, Cally Reed, Trism, DJ Reign, DJ Meds (hip-hop) 9 p.m., $5-$10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: “David…


Friday, March 24 THE VALLEY: Blotterz, Dopers, Cheap Sweat (punk, garage-rock) 6 p.m., $5; Brewfish (alternative, reggae) 9 p.m. B SHARP COFFEE: Brett Benton (blues, country) 8 p.m., $7, AA EMERALD QUEEN: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (R&B, pop) 8:30 p.m., sold out G. DONNALSON'S: Cara Francis…

‘Arts are Education’

University Place based Dance Theatre Northwest will present its next “Arts Are Education” performance for year 2017 on Friday, March 24 at Custer Elementary, 1:30 p.m. “Arts Are Education” is a part of an ongoing series of DTNW’s community service outreach projects that are free open…

Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘Illuminations’

Performance incorporates music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass art at the Tacoma Glass Museum. For more than a decade, Dance Theatre Northwest has been presenting lecture demonstrations incorporating music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass…